The air ducts in your home are responsible for transporting heat and cold air through your home. They are an essential part of your home’s HVAC system and require special attention to ensure the quality of the air inside your home. Over time, you may notice that your air ducts will need some maintenance. Here are some signs that you should get your air ducts cleaned.
If you have found mold in your ducts, it is imperative to have your air ducts cleaned. If you suspect that you have found mold, it is important to ensure that it is in fact mold, and then proceed with the cleaning process. Mold spores can spread through your home via your air ducts, which could result in health issues. This can be especially harmful to young children and those with compromised immune systems.
Have you noticed a thick layer of dust covering your air ducts? If too much time passes between cleaning them, dust can accumulate. This can lead to the air or heat the needs to pass through the ducts being obstructed. Not only can this result in you being hot or cold for longer than you anticipated, but it can lead to you spending more money than you need to. Like mold, airborne dust can have negative effects on your family’s health.
Additionally, if you are noticing an inordinate amount of dust piling up in your home, it may be time to clean your air ducts (after cleaning up the dust itself). You don’t want this dust to circulate throughout your home.
Increased Allergy/Asthma Symptoms
If you or one of your family members is experiencing an increase in asthma or allergy symptoms while in your home, then cleaning your air ducts can help. These symptoms may be a sign that allergens are being circulated throughout your home via your air ducts.
Pest infestations can be a headache for homeowners to deal with, and when the pests are gone they often breathe a huge sigh of relief. However, many homeowners don’t realize that the pests could have left behind allergens in their air ducts. Droppings from pests can contain harmful bacteria that can pollute the air in your home. Also, if you had a mouse infestation their dander can provide irritation to members of your family as well.
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